The Irish Hairdressing Council are calling for urgent action from all political parties in the upcoming election to reintroduce the 9% VAT Rate for the Hairdressing Industry. The increase to 13.5% in 2019, along with soaring rents, insurance rates and increased labour costs are already creating a flow of Hairdressing professionals leaving salons to operate on the black market.
Hairdressing Council of Ireland President, Seán Taaffe has expressed great concern over this punitive tax hike, and the negative effects it will have on an industry that employs and trains so many across the country.
“At a time where so many Hairdressing businesses are struggling to maintain financial viability and to continue to invest in training, this increase can only serve to promote unregulated, often uninsured and untaxed operators”
We are calling on our 1,700 members and the entire Hairdressing population across Ireland to engage with their local election 2020 candidates and commit to supporting their local salon businesses by restoring the 9% VAT Rate to the Hairdressing Industry.